I'd be watching this if you are watching TV tonight. I will be with giant clanging precision made platinum swiss-made bells on.
Blood and Thunder: The Sound of Alberts
There have been two others but this covers the best years.....
I may have related this story before. Dunno. And I frankly don't care because it's a good one.
Strangely enough when I worked for the Qld Govt Travel Centre in Sydney in, from memory 168 King Street, I was two floors below Alberts H.O and studio.
It was fairly humble, small narrow building with stairs for access. You walk into reception and it feels a priests rooting young boys club going to The Vatican. Lots of plush red, blue and gold wallpaper/velvet, but understated, but reeked of importance.
But the thing that hit you was every wall was covered from top to bottom in silver/gold/platinum records. And you knew they had another room full out the back that wouldn't fit.
I spoke to the older, very ordinary, but had an air about her, woman on the desk who you could tell had been there for years and years and controlled things.
And I excitedly babbled on to her about how much I loved all their bands so very very dearly for five minutes, and she listened non-plussed, eventually looked around a bit bored to make sure no-one else was coming in, and asked me conspiratoruously (is that a word?) if I'd like to poke my head into the actual studio (I think they only had one because the building was so narrow and far from spacious) where The Angels, Rose Tattoo, Stevie Wright and of course AC/DC actually recorded those all those iconic songs. All of them.
I looked at her like she had asked me if she could give me $10,000,000.
So I got to see in the actual studio where all that sheet happened. It was like being personally shown the place where baby Mohamed was born. Except this was much better. You could hear the thundering rock and smell the sweat, drugs and booze like it all like it was still in the walls and in the air. I'm telling you it was magic because it was set up for a recording session later, probably with the same gear everyone else had used at some point. Dunno who the band was.
Tonights show looks a ripper! LOTS of old school AC/DC and interviews,
OZ music industry in the 70s/80s/even into the 90s often, was just unsurpassable. Sooooooooo many bands churning out such great stuff.
Aussie music kicks fsucking arrse.